Rotary Club joins Gasabo residents in community work to plant trees, build kitchen garden for an ECD

By IGIHE
On 30 November 2020 at 05:18

Members of Rotary Club in Rwanda have joined residents of Kinyinya sector in Gasabo district in a community work to plant trees, build kitchen garden and preparing land designated for gardening of an Early Childhood Center (ECD) in the area.

The community work worth Rwf 500,000 was held on Saturday November 2020 in Taba village of Murama cell in Kinyinya sector.

The gesture is part of Rotary Club’s initiatives to contribute to inclusive development.

During the community work, members of Rotary Club along with Rotaract members from University of Rwanda’s College of Education and School of Finance and Business planted 20 ornamental trees, built a kitchen backyard garden and prepared the ground upon which a garden for local early childhood center will be developed.

The Assistant District Governor - District 9150, Jeannette Rugera said the community work was meant to provide a favorable environment with all requirements for learners as the school is completed.

She explained that the kitchen garden will contribute to the provision of balanced diet for children.

“These activities will enable a conducive learning environment with fresh air and provision of balanced diet. We are delighted for the activity as partners for the district and the Government in general,” she noted.

Gasabo district is constructing over 900 classrooms to facilitate studies while adhering to COVID-19 health guidelines once completed.

The Director for Good Governance in Gasabo district, Jonas Shema hailed the contribution of Rotary Club to the promotion of education highlighting that new classrooms will reduce overcrowding and long distances from homes to school.

Among others, Rotary Club committed to provide water tanks, desks and hand washing facilities to EAR TABA, a school with primary and early childhood center under construction.

Rotary Clubs members who participated in the community work were from different clubs Kigali Virunga, Kigali Doyen and Kigali Mont Jali additional to Rotaracts (Rotary Club junior members from universities) from College of education (former KIE), SFB, African Leadership University and Kigali City.

Rotary Club Rwanda comprises of six clubs including Musanze, Kigali Mont Jali, Kigali Virunga, Kigali Doyen, Gasabo and Butare with 122 members.

Rotary Clubs intervene in the provision of safe water, promoting quality education, prevention of pandemics, eradication of poverty, environment protection, striving for durable peace and promoting citizens’ livelihoods.

The kitchen garden is expected to contribute to the provision of balanced diet for children.
Rotary Club also planted ornamental trees.
Participated in the community work are from different Clubs .

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